Theo Maledon

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: PGFROM: FranceHT: 6-5WT: 180
BORN: 6/12/01YEAR: 01WING: 6-8REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Maledon is a nice open court player and rangy athlete. He’s kind of long-strider but also has burst and short area quickness. His first step and ability to get downhill and find angles to the basket is impressive. He’s got touch around the rim and a nice array of one-foot floaters and runners.

At 6-5 he’s got ideal combo guard size. His jumper is compact and smooth and shows promise.

He needs to get stronger but his half court defense is solid and he’s a pesky on the ball defender who projects as a high level defender at the NBA level.

Has a lot of untapped potential and upside.


Comparisons

  • poor man’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Draft Projection

mid to late first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Point Guards

  1. LaMelo Ball – 6-7 – USA
  2. Tyrese Haliburton – 6-5 – Iowa State
  3. Killian Hayes – 6-5 – France
  4. Kira Lewis – 6-3 – Alabama
  5. Tyrell Terry – 6-1 – Stanford
  6. Cole Anthony – 6-2 – UNC
  7. Grant Riller – 6-3 – Charleston
  8. Theo Maledon – 6-5 – France
  9. Nico Mannion – 6-2 – Arizona
  10. Abdoulaye N-Doye – 6-7 – France
  11. Ashton Hagans – 6-3 – Kentucky
  12. Devon Dotson – 6-2 – Kansas
  13. Ty-Shon Alexander – 6-4 – Creighton
  14. Malachi Flynn – 6-2 – San Diego St.
  15. Payton Pritchard – 6-2 – Oregon
  16. Cassius Winston – 6-1 – Michigan State
  17. Tre Jones – 6-1 – Duke
  18. Markus Howard – 5-11 – Marquette